May 052014


we were lucky enough in the NT to have our 3rd long weekend in a row – so easter, anzac day and now may day, so another sleep in and late breakfast!

yesterday we had putty & sarah over for brunch, (i only mention this because putty gets sulky if i dont mention him regularly in my blog), and i had some leftovers from the prep so i knocked up a quick and dirty salad breakfast for sal & i.

the leftover sour dough i chopped roughly into croutons and fried up, the leftover  prosciutto i grilled and chopped up and then i tossed a salad together with fresh roquette, spanish onion, baby tomotoes and fresh basil from the garden. 

a sploosh of vino cotto fro dressing and a poached egg perched atop and breakfast was complete.

(sorry sarah, i think this was better than yesterdays brunch!)

Apr 062014

april  016 (1)well Putty gets a mention for a second week in a row! Putty, Sarah and Kasey joined us for dinner, following my successful fishing trip earlier in the week, we had a cook up on thursday night and i did the mangrove jack & golden snapper thai style – so whole crispy skin, wok fried with tamarind chilli sauce. its always been one of my favourite thai dishes but one i have never actually cooked myself. I was very happy with the result, its easy to prep and the sauce is very simple.

the other dish was one inspired by our slow boat trip down the mekong delta in vietnam, a banana blossom salad with coconut poached chicken, i had managed to pick up a banana blossom at the parap markets when we were in Darwin last weekend, so it was just a matter of poaching some organic chook breasts and making a nice spicy dressing, another dish that is simple to prepare and tastes great – as well as being something a bit different!

april  015 (1)the boys had a fun night together, no doubt involving lots of minecraft and skylanders! our dinner had a bit much spice for their palates so they enjoyed chicken wraps instead.

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